Saturday, January 10, 2009

Bologna è bianca!

Well I am realizing that some things in this blog will be somewhat embarrassing (for me) but I don't mind too much. SO, whats happening is that I had planned on creating a holiday blog that everyone could see before Christmas, but there was no way that was going to happen, since I was in Germany. And now another problem has arisen: my computer has only 2 GB of hard drive left so it is quite hard for me to create this blog in a timely fashion. My initial plan was to have just one long video with my seasons greetings, but for many reasons (1. You all seem to be voting for quantity, not quality 2. not enough space to edit it all at once 3. You all are impatient and demand that I post post post!) but I must now shorten it with what is on my computer at the moment, and I will send them off as they are edited. There's the scoop.

Anyhow I have started an internship at the Bologna Cineteca working on a film festival that will occur the 18th of Feburary. It will screen like 20 or so short films from upcoming directors from across Europe, as well as an homage to NYU's Tisch School of Filmmaking. I am in charge of translating the subtitles into Italian, translating the booklets and promotions into English, and organizing most of the NYU part. It's fun, but lots of work. School doesnt start until Feb or March, until then I will have two tests to study for, shouldn't be hard.

These days I am writing still, reading more, and trying to paint when I can get around to it. Much love, enjoy and have patience if you dont see yourself, there will be much more coming shortly.

Why don't I add some pictures too, since you all want more more more. (If i had a camera i could take interesting and creative pictures of things that i see, but since i dont have one the only pictures that i recieve from friends are just "people pictures"...)

So these pictures were given to me by Natasha, and this is one where Natasha climbed the Asinelli Tower but fell to her death...we shall miss you...


Here I am juggling in the park on a clear day....oh clear days. By the way, it snowed 4 cm the other day here, and the next day was hell because it rained and turned everything into slush. But it was beautiful for me to be walking in an urban street where everything is white and fresh looking, like it is in the forests. Makes things seem more real somehow, it brings some sense of nature into a place where natural things are a rarity.


"Was'a matter you?!" I like the colors. I look like a candle.


Here is Natasha, Lucas, and I at the park. We have pensive, sad, and happy here...



Here is a picture I took of myself looking glum, nose-deep in my personal hell of blog making for you ungrateful people! Kidding, but it was hard to use a computer in a language that has more consonants than vowels...

4 comments:

susyash said...

hey dude, i can't get the video to work--it just links to the last picture on your post...

Matt said...

James I'm flattered you included me in your video I didn't know I was that important lol. You should know that north campusing will most definitely occur with matthewing while biking and photographing.

oh btw i have the funniest story to tell you. While working, catastrophic matthewing ensued.

Pops said...

I have been James'd.

Kalen said...

i agree with many of your tidbits. namely, the pebbles tidbit, the stylish bums tidbit, the burnt chestnuts tidbit.

also, i remember the day you bought that coat, and that sweater. this video just proves that they were both excellent purchases.

cool blog.

one last thing: the word verification today is "fardsh"... hopefully you're as amused by that as i am.